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Ring Of Kerry Golf Club and Ring Of Kerry Golf Course
Ring Of Kerry Golf Club and Ring Of Kerry Golf Course
Welcome To Ring Of Kerry Golf Club
Details Correct As Of 07/04/2015

Ring Of Kerry Golf Club - Kenmare
Address    Templenoe
Town    Kenmare
Postcode    Co. Kerry
Secretary / Manager    James Mitchell
First Name / Manager    James
Telephone    00353 (0)64 42000
Fax    00353 (0)64 42533
Club Website Address   www.ringofkerrygolf.com
Email Address   reservations@ringofkerrygolf.com
Course Information Line Telephone    00353 (0)64 42000
Greenkeeper    Tony White
Club Professional    Adrian Whitehead
Telephone    As above
Fax    As above
Pro's Website Address   No Information Given
Pro's Email Address   As above
Club Steward / Manager    N/A
Telephone   No Information Given
Fax   No Information Given
Number Of Holes    18 Hole
Course Yardage    6820
Par    72
Yardage Markers On Course   yes
Changing Room Facilities   yes
Handicap Certificates Required   yes
Driving Range   yes
Soft Spikes Required   yes
Society Day(s)     Mon , Tue , Wed , Thur , Fri , Sat , Sun
Type Of Club    Proprietary
Course Type    Parkland
Green Fees Weekdays    Euro 60
Green Fees Weekends    Euro 60
Green Fees Twilight    Euro 40
Green Fees Junior    Euro 25
Green Fees Society    From Euro 45
Green Fees Other   No Information Given
Joining Fee    No Joining Fee
7 Day Membership Fee    Euro 695 annually
5 Day Membership Fee   No Information Given
Ladies Membership Fee    No Joining Fee Euro 695 annually
Junior Membership Fee    No Joining Fee Euro 200 annually
Country Membership Fee    No Joining Fee Euro 500 annually
Other Membership Fees   No Information Given
Membership Fee Information   No Information Given
Proshop Available   yes
Club Hire Available   yes
Club Repairs Available   yes
Custom Club Fitting Service   yes
Trolley Hire Available   yes
Electric Trolley Repair   no
Buggy Hire Available   yes
Lessons Available   yes
Course Planner Available   yes
Bar Available   yes
Breakfast Available   yes
Lunch Available   yes
Afternoon Tea Available   yes
Dinner Available   yes
Accommodation Available   yes
That such a superb course exists today is due entirely to the vision of a young man from Templenoe, Donal O’Shea. Donal, whose parents originally owned the land upon which the course is built, saw the potential to create what he hoped would become an internationally renowned fixture. That vision has been turned into reality but tragically Donal was killed in a car crash before his dream came true.

His partner, Dominic Reid, an international financier, continued the concept and brought Tommy McNicholas and the McNicholas Company into the partnership to form a new company, Trentdale, to manage the project. Eddie Hackett, Ireland’s famous course designer, was appointed and The Ring of Kerry Golf & Country came into being thus fulfilling Donal’s dream.

When construction started it was soon discovered that most of the land lay on top of a large peat bog. It was decided that the only way to construct the course was to import 250,000 tons of sand and build on top of the peat. This has resulted in The Ring having fairways that resemble a links type course but the greens are holding and the Provident Grass ensures a magnificent putting surface all year round.

Eddie Hackett passed away during the construction period and Trentdale employed another designer to shape the greens. This was not a success as they were remarkably severe, bordering on unfair. As a result the course opened in 1998 to poor reviews and the owners, Trentdale, had to reshape some 14 greens under the supervision of that great American designer, Ron Kirby who had just completed the Old Head of Kinsale.

In 2003, Universal Golf Consulting Ltd took a long lease on the course from Trentdale Ltd. UGC, active in The Middle East and Mainland Europe, is a partnership between Brendan Breslin and Ed Edwards. They have continued the development of The Ring by building a top class driving range, remodelling the clubhouse and continually improving the playability of the course. This has been recognised by the Irish PGA who now includes The Ring as one of their top 5 Tournament Fixtures in the Professional Tournament Calendar.

In the past 2 years The Ring has firmly established itself both as one of Ireland’s Hidden Gems and a favourite among many celebrities as well as the Irish PGA Professionals.
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The Ring of Kerry Golf & Country Club opened its doors 10 years ago and has now established itself as one of the must-play courses in the south west of Ireland. Strictly speaking a Parkland course, it has a definite links feel given its proximity to the bay and the fact that the fairways and greens are constructed entirely out of sand. Voted 2nd in Ten of the best views in British Isles golf it surely boasts some of the best scenery of any golf course in Ireland

Ring Of Kerry Golf Club - Kenmare Reduced rates apply from 1st November to 1st April.
Club accepts 241 and Open Fairways vouchers
4 miles west of Kenmare, Co.Kerry on N70 Ring of Kerry Road.
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